The Observer

MCPS students to vote on next year’s calendar

MCPS students to vote on next year’s calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

November 13, 2019

MCPS has given students a choice of the next school calendar after the change in Maryland policy. To effectively compare schedules across different years, The Observer has added up the amount of days off for each MCPS school year since 2013. Each day off counts as one point, and each half day counts as a half point...

CHS extends the school year due to excessive snow days

CHS extends the school year due to excessive snow days

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager

March 21, 2016

The MCPS Board of Education put out a memorandum on March 3, stating the revisions for the third and fourth marking periods. The third marking period will now end on April 12, the week after spring break and the fourth marking period will now end June 17. “We lost a total of 6 work days, inc...

New assessment schedule aims to reduce student stress

New assessment schedule aims to reduce student stress

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

October 2, 2012

The start of a new school year often brings the start of stress, pressure and anxiety. But this year’s new testing policy could potentially override some of these tense feelings. A new system was put into place this school year to try to regulate the number of tests given in a school day. Each depa...

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

April 11, 2011

Hi my name is Kyle Sebastian Edwards. My favorite hobby is playing basketball, my favorite feeling is warmth and I, just like everyone else in the world, cannot finish a roll of Chap Stick without losing it. The previous paragraph may not have let you get to know me perfectly, but hopefully a diary...

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